oil and gas uk - 38 Items Tagged Within News

RMT responds to potential re-introduction of Super Puma in the offshore sector
Last year was the tenth anniversary of the last fatal Super Puma incident in the UK sector, which claimed the lives of four offshore workers, including RMT member Sarah Darnley.   33 offshore workers and helicopter crew died and 65 were rescued...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Offshore, Oil, Gas, Super Puma, Helicopter
RMT responds to Just Transition Commission report
Responding to the report's publication, Offshore union RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch said: “The Just Transition Commissioners in Scotland are absolutely right – there can be no more ‘business as usual’ on just transition issues anymore.    "We urgently need...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Offshore, Oil, Gas, Just Transition
RMT response to Scottish government Offshore cash injection
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "This money needs to be used to train seafarers, protect the livelihoods and ensure permanent employment for offshore oil and gas workers.   "It is important that there is continued investment in an effective...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Offshore, Oil, Gas,
RMT slams Equinor oil and gas profits
Responding to Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor profits of over £60bn, offshore workers' union RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Equinor has made exorbitant profits off the back of offshore contractors, many of them from Britain, who have suffered...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Offshore, Oil and Gas, Profits, Equinor
RMT raises North Sea safety concerns
OFFSHORE UNION RMT today raised concerns over the Government’s failure to prevent a deterioration in safety critical and environmental maintenance standards in the offshore oil and gas industry. In answer to a Written Parliamentary Question tabled by Labour MP for...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Offshore, North Sea, Health and Safety, Safety Critical, Oil, Gas,
RMT responds to UK Government's Just Transition Declaration at COP26
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “Workers in oil and gas, transport and the supply chain need confidence in the COP process. A refreshed Just Transition declaration from the UK Presidency of COP26 is welcome, effectively mandating practical measures such...
Region: National
Tagged with: Just Transition Plan, COP26, Just Transition Declaration, Offshore, Oil, Gas, Wind, Offshore Energy Passport
RMT condemns BP profiteering
TRANSPORT and Maritime Union RMT today called on the UK Government to deliver guarantees for UK workers following BP's announcement of £2.5bn second quarter profits for 2021 and a dividend scheme that locks in a 4% increase from oil and gas operations,...
Region: National
Tagged with: BP, North Sea, Oil, Gas, COP26
RMT calls for action from Transport For Wales
RAIL UNION RMT has called for urgent action over a lack of toilets on the new Stadler City Link Trains due to be introduced on TFW Core Valley Lines next year. The union has raised serious concerns about the impact...
Region: National
Tagged with: Stadler Flirt, Transport for Wales, Toilets, Core Valley Lines
RMT statement on green energy report
OFFSHORE UNION RMT issued a statement on today’s report published by Robert Gordon University that predicts green energy in the North Sea will overtake oil and gas as the main source of offshore employment by 2030. The report predicts a fall...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore, Energy, Oil, Gas, Renewables, Wind, Just Transition
RMT raises concerns over HSE response
RMT today responded with concern to the Health and Safety Executive’s response to a serious safety incident in the offshore decommissioning sector. In 2020, a video was circulated of an accident that occurred during decommissioning work carried out by the contractor,...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Buchan Alpha, Shetland, Oil Rig, OILC, Ocean Kinetics
RMT responds to the North Sea Transition Deal
It is also vital to local employment in the supply chain for offshore renewables and decommissioning, and in nascent net zero sectors such as hydrogen production and carbon capture and storage. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “We need a...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: North Sea Transition Deal, Offshore, Oil, Gas, Wind, OILC,
COVID quarantine exemptions for offshore workers
OFFSHORE UNION RMT today responded to the Scottish Government’s amendment to quarantine legislation to exempt offshore oil and gas workers returning to Scotland from or via a non-acute country. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said; “This is a sensible move...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Offshore Worker, Quarantine, Oil, Gas
North Sea collective bargaining
The establishment of a ground breaking new collective agreement for thousands of engineering and maintenance workers in the North Sea has gained the support of industry. A total of 13 major contractors from the offshore energy sector supply chain have confirmed...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore Energy, North Sea, OILC, RMT, GMB, Unite, Collective Bargaining
RMT responds to Weatherford Aberdeen announcement
OFFSHORE WORKERS UNION RMT today responded to news that US oilfield and equipment firm Weatherford is to close its Aberdeen manufacturing facilities. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “The Weatherford announcement is grim news for the offshore industry and is...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Weatherford, Aberdeen, Offshore, Oil and Gas, OILC
RMT warns of on going offshore jobs massacre
OFFSHORE UNION RMT has warned of an ongoing jobs massacre on the UK Continental Shelf with 14,000 offshore oil and gas and seafarer jobs lost and worse to come if there isn't urgent and immediate action, while the Committee on Climate...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore, Just Transition, Seafarer, Oil, Gas, OILC
RMT warns that the UK oil and gas industry is teetering on the brink
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “The crisis offshore started with plummeting oil prices in January. After the pandemic took hold, RMT demanded that ministers deliver a package of measures to ensure that offshore oil and gas workers aren't dumped...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Offshore, Oil, Gas, Energy, Just Transition
RMT reaction to report on zero carbon economy:
OFFSHORE UNION RMT today welcomed a report from environmental campaign groups on the key role of offshore oil and gas workers in a 'Just Transition' to a zero carbon economy. Platform, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Greenpeace surveyed over...
Region: National
Tagged with: Just Transition, Platform, Friends of the Earth Scotland, Greenpeace, Oil, Gas, Offshore Workers
RMT accuses Government of Greenwashing
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today raised concerns over the Government’s ability to deliver a green economic recovery and cut emissions in line with its commitments under the Paris Agreement. The Prime Minister has today announced £350m for reducing emissions, including from...
Region: National
Tagged with: greenwashing, public transport, offshore, oil, gas
RMT demands urgent action as oil and gas workforce falls
OFFSHORE union RMT is demanding urgent and immediate action as operators rush to slash jobs and contracts in response to the Coronavirus emergency and the oil price war which has driven oil to below $25 per barrel.‎ There are reports today...
Region: National
Tagged with: covid-19, oil, gas, offshore, North Sea
RMT calls for government action to save oil and gas sector
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “We have written to the Chancellor because our members in the offshore oil and gas sector are being ignored by government in this time of national crisis. “The offshore trade unions have a central...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, oil, gas, offshore,
RMT calls for urgent action to protect Britain's energy
OFFSHORE energy union RMT today warned that oil price wars and a public health pandemic could drive the North Sea oil and gas industry over the cliff edge, putting tens of thousands of offshore workers out of work, increasing the...
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore, energy, oil, Covid-19,
RMT on latest mechanical failure of a helicopter
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “It’s a huge relief that no one was hurt as a result of this latest emergency landing. The effect of commercial pressure on helicopter safety remains a serious concern to my members, including those drilling...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: s92, offshore, energy, helicopter, oil and gas
RMT highlights lack of facilities on World Toilet Day
In the on-line survey RMT found that: • 77% of women members do not have access to sanitary products in their workplace • 13% of workers do not have access to a toilet at work • 45% of workers are not given adequate...
Region: National
Tagged with: world toilet day, toilet facilities, staff survey
RMT on oil and gas industry report
Trade association body Oil and Gas UK’s annual health and safety report shows increases in injuries and reportable safety incidents, including hydrocarbon releases, as well as a rising backlog of safety critical maintenance work on installations. RMT General Secretary Mick...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: oil and gas uk, safety, offshore, thistle, hse, oilc
RMT on the evacuation of North Sea Thistle platform
“The sudden decision to evacuate would indicate that any inspection regime which did exist failed to identify an issue until it became critical. We hope this event can be used as a learning exercise for the industry as there are...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: thistle, north sea, offshore, oil platform,
RMT calls for ‘transparency’ over latest helicopter concerns
A significant number of members have raised concerns about the pictures which it is claimed are images of the crack in the “Horizontal Stabiliser” of an H175 operated by Babcock. The picture appears to show a substantial fracture in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: airbus, airbus H175, babcock, offshore, oilc
RMT slams government waiver that allows exploitation
OFFSHORE energy union RMT today attacked the Government’s decision to grant another waiver from immigration rules for offshore wind companies to import non-EEA seafarers to work on vessels that construct and maintain offshore wind farms on the UK Continental Shelf....
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore energy, oilc, seafarers, minimum wage
RMT repeats call for public inquiry into helicopter safety
Offshore union RMT today repeated the call for a full public inquiry into helicopter safety in the North Sea as workers from across the industry mark the anniversary of the Super Puma tragedy that alerted the nation to the dangerous...
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore workers, helicopter safety, super puma, oilc
RMT on public inquiry into helicopter safety
Offshore union RMT said today that it shares the growing anger over the refusal of the Scottish Government to reconsider its opposition to a public inquiry into helicopter safety. In a statement issued today North East Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: offshore workers, helicopter safety, super puma, oilc
NAO report on oil and gas in the UK offshore decommissioning
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This is the only growth area of spending in the offshore oil and gas sector. "Over the next decade UKCS decommissioning must benefit UK employment to reduce job losses from declining oil and gas resources,...
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore, ukcs, oil and gas,
RMT welcomes new report into offshore working practices
Offshore union RMT today welcomed a report by Robert Gordon University on the impact on the contractor workforce of the imposition of the 3-weeks on 3-weeks off shift pattern by employers in the offshore oil and gas industry since 2015. RMT...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: offshore workers, hse, health and safety executive, robert gordon university, oil and gas authority, oilc
Offshore union RMT on HSE intervention today on gas releases
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "We welcome this intervention by HSE as it comes at a time when the pressure on the off shore workforce is immense in terms of cuts, increased workload and increased working hours.   "We...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: offshore, north sea, gas release, oilc
RMT hits out at latest North Sea decommissioning scandal
‎The platforms predominantly worked in the UK North Sea, have a combined age of 119 years and are currently cold stacked in the Cromarty Firth. There is existing capacity in Scotland to carry out this decommissioning, recycling and scrapping work.  ...
Region: National
Tagged with: uk north sea, oil rig, decommisioning
RMT calls for tougher action on helicopter safety
Offshore union RMT is today pressing the Scottish and UK Government’s to take stronger action on the safety of offshore helicopters, ahead of a Holyrood debate on workers’ concerns over the safety of Super Puma helicopter models. RMT General Secretary...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: super puma, helicoptor, civil aviation authority, oil and gas authority, offshore
MP exposes shameful pay and employment practices
Chair of the RMT Parliamentary Group, Ian Mearns MP has tabled EDM 231 to highlight the Government’s failure to prevent job losses amongst UK seafarers on offshore supply vessels (OSVs) or the replacement of UK crew on OSVs with low cost...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: seafarers, oil, gas, EDM 231
Mick Cash RMT General Secretary said:   “The offshore industry has repeatedly claimed there would be no compromise to safety as a consequence of cuts to manning and changes to shift patterns. This Improvement Notice, and the fact the company...
Region: National
Tagged with: HSE, Marathon Oil
Safer offshore operations calls from the RMT
Offshore union RMT has today issued a direct challenge to the industry to prove that safety remains an absolute priority and that the safety regime can be delivered against a backdrop of cuts to jobs and attacks on shift patterns...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: gas, oil, offshore, mah, safety
Offshore Unions Meeting Oil and Gas UK in Aberdeen
RMT will be setting out three core points which it believes form a solid basis for weathering the current storm:   •         The sector is in chaos as companies rush to slash costs in the face of a dramatic fall...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: oil and gas UK, north sea, uk energy